News Formation Archivi - CARMELITANI SCALZI

22 September 2023

Spain: Seminar on Intellectual Life among Discalced Carmelites

From 27 to 29 June, CITeS (Avila) hosted a seminar on intellectual life in the Discalced Carmelite Order.  There were 17 participants from 6 different countries (Spain, France, England, Italy, Poland and Switzerland).  Their discussions and refl...

18 July 2023


Inauguration of the Academic Year 2023-24 and Lectio brevis The inauguration of the academic year 2023-24 of the Pushpashrama Institute of Philosophy and Religion took place on June 3rd Saturday. The solemn inaug...

15 March 2023

Meeting of the Formators of Europe and the Middle East

From the 31st of January to the 2nd of February, more than thirty Formators met to discuss the revision of the Ratio Institutionis. They addressed issues related to the different phases of training and the elements t...

8 February 2023

Anniversaries related to Saint Therese of Lisieux

During this six-year period (2021-2027) we shall celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Thérèse of the Child Jesus (2023) and the first centenary of her canonization (2025). The 2021 General Chapter decided to propose to the Order a cyc...

30 December 2022

Vietnam: new school year inaugurated

The Temporary Professed Sisters of the Member Monasteries of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Association of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Vietnam were so excited to begin the new term of study on November 2nd 2022. Thanks be to Go...

24 December 2022

Mexico: 56th Assembly of COPEFOR (Permanent Commission for Formation)

From the 7th to 10th of November 2022, in our CESP Spirituality Center in Guadalajara (Jalisco), the 56th Assembly of COPEFOR (Permanent Commission for Formation) of the Carmelite Family was held in Mexico. ...

24 November 2022

Teresianum: inauguration of the academic year of 2022-2023

Friday October 14th, the Teresianum celebrated the inauguration of the new academic year. The eucharistic celebration was held by S.Emza. Cardinal Kurt Koch, director of the Dicasterium for the promotion of the unity of Christians. ...

10 November 2022

News of the inauguration of DIGICARMEL

Starting on October 15th the digital project of “Digicarmel” has been open to the public ( we discover it with P. Angelo Lanfranchi, General house of the Order archivist....

22 October 2022

Germany: formation trip in the footsteps of St. John of the Cross in Andalusia

From the 1st to the 10th of September, ten confreres from the German and Austrian provinces left for Andalusia to walk in the footsteps of St. John of the Cross, under the guidance of Fr. Ulrich Dobhan, according to the Germa...

18 October 2022

Poland: work meeting on the Ratio of the Carmelite Nuns

The meeting of the Discalced Carmelite nuns of the Federation of the Holy Spirit took place once again in the monastery of the Carmelite friars in Przemyśl. A group of sisters worked on the new Ratio, a document that helps in initial and...

14 October 2022

Reflection Group of the CICLA (Union of Major Superiors of the Friars of Latin America)

On the 7th August, Fr. Leonel Ceniceros, Provincial of Mexico, Fr. Milton Moulton, Commissioner of Chile, Fr. Robin Calle, Delegate of Ecuador, and Fr. Martín Martínez of the Generalate, officially constituted the CICLA Reflection Gro...

20 September 2022

Congo: Session of formation and preparation for solemn vows for the Discalced Carmelite Friars of Africa and Madagascar

On July 4, 2022, 19 simply professed friars met at the “THERESIANUM” spirituality center in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo). They came from the Commissariat of Congo, the Commissariat of Madagascar, the Provincial Delegation of...

12 September 2022

CITeS: First International Youth Meeting on Mysticism and Humanism

The first international Youth meeting on Mysticism and Humanism, “The challenge of interiority” was held at CITeS from July 17 to 24. Five themes were discussed in the first five days of the Meeting: “The labyrinth: the ch...

26 July 2022

India: Second Novitiate Course 2022

The second novitiate course of the year 2022, organized in Pushpadaan (Calicut), the theme of which was “With Empty Hands”, has just ended. The participants came from 7 provinces: 9 from Manjummel; 2 from South Kerala; 6 from Malabar; ...

19 June 2022


It was with joy and gratitude, that the Formators of the Saint Teresa Association were finally able to gather for their first time ever in person Formators’ meeting from March 7th till the 12th of this year.  We had had to...